Additional Resources for Visual Basic Programmers

The following web sites provide guidance and can help you find answers to common problems.

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Microsoft Visual Basic Developer Center

Provides code samples, upgrade information, videos, free downloads, and technical content.

Microsoft Visual Basic Team Blog

Provides access to the Visual Basic team blog.

Microsoft ASP.NET

Provides articles, demonstrations, tool previews, and other information for Web development in Visual Basic.

MSDN Magazine

Provides in-depth articles about Visual Basic.

Microsoft patterns & practices

Provides applied engineering guidance that includes production quality source code and documentation.

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Code Gallery

Download and share sample applications and other resources with the developer community.

CodePlex

Hosts open source software projects. You can use CodePlex to find open source software or create new projects to share with the world.

Visual Basic Code Samples

Provides application, web, and data samples in Visual Basic.

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Visual Basic Language

Discusses the Visual Basic language syntax and compiler.

Visual Basic Interop and Upgrade

Discusses upgrading to Visual Basic and working with interoperability features.

Visual Basic IDE

Discusses working in the Visual Studio integrated development environment.

Visual Basic Power Packs

Discusses the add-ins, controls, components, samples and tools that are part of the Visual Basic Power Packs.

Visual Basic General

Discusses issues with Visual Basic that are not discussed in other forums.

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MSDN Discussion Groups

Provides a newsgroup experience, allowing you to connect as a community with experts from around the world.

MSDN Chats

Provides discussions about Microsoft products or technologies. Each chat is hosted by one or more Microsoft experts. Transcripts are available for completed chats.

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Channel9

Provides continuous community through videos, Wikis, and forums.

I'm a VB

Watch these interviews and discover what the experts love about Visual Basic and Visual Studio.

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Microsoft Help and Support

Provides access to Knowledge Base (KB) articles, downloads and updates, support webcasts, and other services.

Microsoft Connect

Enables you to file bugs or provide suggestions to Microsoft about Visual Studio. You can also report a bug by choosing Report a Bug on the Help menu.

The MSDN web site provides information on current third-party sites and newsgroups of interest. For the most current list of resources available, see the MSDN Visual Basic Community Web site.

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DevX Visual Basic Zone

Provides in-depth technical articles for today's Visual Basic developer.

vb.dotnet.technical

Provides a forum for discussion of new features in Visual Basic in the DevX forums.

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